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Alps Hut Pro Tip: Take a Waterfilter

Not having a Swiss income and faced with a CHF15 price tag for a 1.5 liter bottle of water makes for an awkward moment at the hut counter. “Seriously?” Sure it’s flown up in a …

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Trail Running Nepal’s 3 Passes (part 2)

A trail runner starting up the first pass, Kongma La, above Chukhung while starting the 3 Passes tour, with a view of Ama Dablam in the background. Khumbu Valley, Nepal.

Continued from part 1. Leaving Chukhung for the 3 Passes The decision was made, we’d go. Committing to the run meant having the bare minimum of gear. We sent a porter down to Namche with …

Trail Running Nepal’s 3 Passes Trek (part I)

Trail running on the Cho La Pass trail, part of the 3 Passes Tour in Nepal's Khumbu Region.

Trail Running in the Nepal Himalaya Four days before we headed off to run the 3 Passes Tour I couldn’t walk. Kim had neon green mucus draining from her eyes. Elevation had not been kind …

Yes!

Yes. Sometimes it’s an easy answer… Do you want coffee this morning? Do you want to go for a run? How about some chocolate? No question, yes, absolutely. Do you want to do this thing …

Trail Running Season Kick Off

2018 Trail Running Season Last week we spent five days high in the Alps doing the Berner Haute Route ski tour. The morning we left our home in Interlaken was the first in a series …

Celebrate the year of the bike in Switzerland

2018 is the year of the bike. The Swiss national tourism board has chosen to focus its summer campaign on cycling. It’s a smart choice: more and more people around the world choose to spend …

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WD Wireless Pro Hard Drive Review

The reviews scared me. I added it to my cart, then tossed it. Not impressed with other options, I put it back in my cart. Finally, I hit the Buy button. The hell with it. …

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Salomon x Alp 30 Review

Last year I reviewed Salomon’s X Alp 20 and called it the perfect pack. Since that time Salomon released an updated version, adding 3 liters to the capacity and including a side shovel handle and …

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Back to Work

I could either talk about it, or do it. So, I did it. I took time off. Given that I make my living making photos of mountain sports, it might seem absurd that I’d want …

Introducing Kim Strom

You may have noticed that there has consistently been someone appearing in a lot of our images. She’s also been contributing to this site and posting to our social media. You might even follow her …

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Swiss Alps Trail Running Summary

Our Run the Alps Switzerland Summary “It’ll be far more work than you imagine.” Many friends who had previously done books warned us, but we didn’t take this so seriously. How could running and documenting …

Camelbak Trail Running Pack Review

Trail running in the Salbit, Swiss Alps

Camelbak Trail Running Packs Trail running in the Alps almost every day of the summer and fall, gave us plenty of opportunity to try new gear. Late in the summer, Camelbak sent us some of …